Precision Biomonitoring and AgriSeq Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership in Genomics

Joint efforts to help industry and public organizations quickly and accurately identify organisms and advance plant and animal breeding programs

GUELPH, Ontario, July 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Biomonitoring Inc., a leader in DNA solutions for surveillance and early detection of organisms, and AgriSeq Solutions Inc., a new startup offering genotyping and deep genomics expertise, today announced joining forces to provide clients accurate, reliable results using a broader range of innovative genomics tools, approaches and methodologies.

Connecting Precision Biomonitoring’s TRIPLELOCK™ eDNA platform to AgriSeq Solutions’ excellence in sequencing science and big data genomics, allows both companies to be at the forefront of genomics applications to meet the goals of environmental, agricultural and cannabis industries with reliable, fast and cost-effective genetic analysis capabilities.

Confidence in surveillance and early identification results of organisms is important to clients who are actively seeking better ways to conduct surveys that are more reliable and reduce costs for applications in several sectors including environment, agriculture, cannabis, forestry, food safety and plant and animal health.  

“It is my pleasure to announce that Precision Biomonitoring’s onsite TRIPLELOCK™ eDNA platform, can now be expanded with AgriSeq Solutions’ deep expertise in advanced genomics methods for the benefit of our clients. Thanks to our mathematicians, bioinformaticians, molecular scientists and partners, our platform keeps getting better, faster. AgriSeq Solutions brings the depth of expertise in biomarker development, big data genomics and analysis that improves further the delivery of top-notch results. This partnership offers strong support for our business,” said Dr. Mario Thomas, Precision Biomonitoring’s Co-founder & CEO.

“It is clear to us that members of the Precision Biomonitoring team hold reliability and reputation in high regard.  These values mesh well with those of the AgriSeq Solutions team. The eDNA platform solution that has been commercialized by Precision Biomonitoring allows innovative surveillance and early detection in many sectors.  The AgriSeq Solutions team is very eager to partner with Precision Biomonitoring to take the platform to the next steps. There are vast opportunities to deploy a deep genomics platform in the agriculture and cannabis sectors as well in genetic analysis for plant and animal breeding programs.” - Chris Grainger, CEO, AgriSeq Solutions Inc.

About Precision Biomonitoring Inc.
Founded in 2016 by a team of scientists from the University of Guelph's Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Precision Biomonitoring ​ ​provides ​TripleLock™ onsite DNA​ ​surveillance platform solutions ​that​ give customers ​earlier detection of organisms for a more rapid response. ​​Customers​ are any organization​s​ that need onsite surveillance and ​rapid ​identification of any organism in any environment​. ​The Precision Biomonitoring team is at the forefront of technological innovations in the ​genomics ​industry. Our vision is a world where we can identify any organism on the spot, in an instant, anywhere on the planet.

About AgriSeq Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2019, in Guelph Ontario, AgriSeq Solutions Inc is a company focused on providing the agricultural industry with impactful genomic technologies, from food development to food security. Our team of experts have the experience to apply cutting-edge DNA technologies and big data analysis to various areas of agriculture, from breeding and genetics to integrative pest management to production system health.  At AgriSeq, we are leaders in providing genomics-driven solutions for agriculture whether it be local or global.

Media contacts:
Mario Thomas (647)466-8008 

Chris Grainger (519) 635-4470